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Mindfulness meditation from the Theravada tradition for the spiritual development of people of all faiths & none. Online courses & support since 1997

 

Vipassana Fellowship Meditation Course

An established online course in Mindfulness Meditation as found in the Serenity and Insight traditions of early Buddhism.

Please join us for one of our 12 week courses:


Vipassana Fellowship's online meditation courses have been offered since 1997 and have proven helpful to meditators in many countries around the world. The main text is based on a tried and tested format and serves as a practical introduction to samatha (tranquility) and vipassana (insight) techniques from the Theravada tradition of Buddhism. Intended primarily for beginners, the 12 week course is also suitable for experienced meditators who wish to explore different aspects of the tradition. The emphasis is on building a sustainable and balanced meditation practice that is compatible with lay life. The course is led by Andrew Quernmore, a meditation teacher for nearly 20 years and with a personal meditation practice of more than 30 years. Andrew trained with teachers in Sri Lanka and in England and has taught meditation in London colleges and at retreats in the UK, Europe and Asia. The course is delivered wholly online in our Course Campus.



Comments from participants

Participants in our January 2015 course wrote:

"What a wonderful experience this has been. The course was so well organized, easily accessible, affordable, systematic, and comprehensive. I will always be grateful for this experience in my journey." L, USA

"I found the course immensely useful, accessible and extremely thought-provoking." - A, UK

"I didn't finish everything, but what I was able to experience was profound. Thank you so much for the tremendous wealth of thinking and peace contained within your course." - N, USA

"I found it very helpful and well structured. It helped me establish a daily practice throughout the duration and to learn a lot" - I, Argentina

"When I applied to join the course, I was struggling in my practice and had lost heart. I can't sufficiently express my appreciation and gratitude for the wonderful resource you offer. The content was immediately engaging, and was throughout delivered with clarity and thoughtful care. Perhaps I can best express feedback in terms of how differently things feel having completed the course. The words that pop up are refreshment, reinvigorated, revival; joyful reconnection and commitment. Thank you." - E, UK

"Before joining this course I was doing meditation but not with such discipline and without any structure. This course showed me many beautiful aspects of meditation which I have read before but not experienced. My sincere thanks to you and all people working for this online course. This is great help to people who cannot go physically to Ashrams to attend and practice." S, India

"I greatly enjoyed it! And found it to be a great introduction to various meditation techniques." - M, Hong Kong

"I very much appreciated the structure of the course and the exercises, which made it easy to integrate them into normal everyday life. Not being in a retreat but living in normal circumstances while practicing the exercises has enabled me to more and more notice phenomena arising in particular situations and I indeed started to learn and observe how suffering is created in everyday life situations and what suffering feels like. (A bit like 'training on the job.') Also I noticed insights arising, literally out of nowhere." - A, Germany

"am very happy with the offered course, and Andrew's use of personal perspective really helped me understand things better. Although I've previously used Vipassana meditation, this course really brought it together for me." J, USA

"Meditations of Loving-Kindness, Compassion, Appreciative Joy, Equanimity etc. will no doubt help to maintain an emotional balance in the midst of discouraging vicissitudes of life. All in all the package was complete, precise and well crafted for the development of mind. Thank you, with your help I began the journey. And hope, will continue till the end." J, India

"Truly memorable experience. Am determined more than ever to continue my practice and perpetual exploration. Thanks for taking us through this journey." G, India

"I enjoyed very much the January meditation course. Although I've done a few of those 10 day courses, this online course taught me new techniques that I find helpful. I also enjoyed the readings and found Andrew's style of writing to be very pleasing to read. He doesn't shove the text down one's throat. Instead, he imparts the information in a way which is easy to read and leaves the reader feeling at ease - as though this is really doable if only one approaches it with a relaxed and calm attitude. Thanks Andrew! I hope we meet someday!" - A, USA

Recent comments:

"This course has been very helpful to me in establishing a daily practice." - D, USA

"I have learned much and my meditation practice has benefitted greatly..." - C, Australia

"I would like to thank you for your well structured, informative and personal course, it helped me for 3 months in a great way and left me determine to continue meditation practice..." - T, Qatar

"Wonderful course. Like a guided stroll through a wondrous rainforest. Rough terrain and stormy weather were dealt with gently but profoundly. Beauty was to be rejoiced in. Student discussion was fun and educative. Both my meditation practise and my Buddhism grew exponentially. Thank you Andrew and all participants." -S, Australia

"I enjoyed your course. I meditate each morning..." - A, USA

"Thank you very much for the Vipassana course! ... I kept up, learned, and benefitted in what feels like a major way." - M, USA

"Impermanence! I do not like endings. Thank you so much for offering this meditation course to the world. I was so happy to find it." - S, Canada

"Hi, I have just completed the course. It was fantastic, life altering. Feel very sad that it is finished. I have now established a daily meditation practice and will try to find a group in Sydney to further my dhamma practice. Thank you, it really has been a remarkable experience. I will join the Parisa and stay in touch with this organization. I have NO complaints only gratitude. Thank you." - K, Australia

"As we near the end of the course I just want to say 'thank you' for your work on it and share some of my thinking and experience at thsi point. Ive found the different aproaches to meditation interesting and useful and have appreciated your focus on practicalities. The frequently asked questions have helped to avoid my inundating you with questions, as many people have clearly walked the path before asking them! ... I am happy that it is a practical philosophy for living an ethical life, I like the emphasis on acting skillfully, feel that individual responsibility for ones actions (rather than relying on redemption) makes sense ... Thank you for a very accessible path! - J, UK

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